Marcel Theroux to investigate the Playboy Playmate murders
Louis Theroux’s brother, Marcel Theroux, will investigate the Playboy Bunny murders for ITVX. In The Playboy Playmate Murders The novelist will examine the brutal murders that shocked London in the 1970s, when Eve Stratford, a Playboy Playmate who aspired to be a famous model, Lynda Farrow, a dealer with years of experience working London nightlife, and Lynne Weedon , a schoolgirl whose whole life was ahead of her, were all killed. ITVX has gained exclusive access to friends, colleagues and family of the victims and will provide inside information as Theroux attempts to track down police files, examines new developments and travels the world in search of answers. Soho Studios and Future Studios are producing two parts for the ITV streaming service. Theroux said the story has “haunted him for years.” Executive producers are Ian Lamarra for Soho Studios and John Farrar for Future Studios.
Vinnie Jones Headlines Discovery+ Reno Series ‘The Wild Life’
Snatch and Lock, stock and two smoking barrels star Vinnie Jones is fronting a series of Discovery+ docs in the UK. Noble Vinnie Jones: The Wild Life (working title), the six-part series will see the actor and former football tough man embark on a mission to transform his dilapidated West Sussex farmhouse into a sustainable utopia. All3Media’s Lime Pictures is attached to make the show, with Charlie Clay serving as executive producer. “Most people know me as a professional footballer or a Hollywood tough guy, but what people probably don’t realize is that all that hard work has gone into supporting my true passion – my home in the British countryside.” Jones said. The series is the first order from Warner Bros. Discovery’s UK arm since Deadline revealed earlier this week that it was reviewing its start-up strategy in the face of difficult economic conditions. In that article, we reported several commissions for 2023 and 2024 made before the revision was announced in the coming weeks. Clare Laycock, Warner Bros. Discovery UK & Ireland’s SVP of Content, Network and Broadcast, ordered the series, which was commissioned by Charlotte Reid, VP of Startup. Matt Reid is the executive in charge of Discovery+.
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